The Richard Plaschka grants, are awarded to young university lecturers of history from abroad whose main focus of academic interest is Austrian history, and who want to place special emphasis on this in the teaching at their home universities on a long-term basis.
University lecturers of all countries can apply for research periods in Austria.
Recipients of Plaschka grants can work as visiting researchers at university departments and carry out specialist studies in libraries, archives or at research institutions. Grants are awarded for four to nine months.
There are seven new awards each year which can be renewed for up to a maximum duration of 18 months.
It is absolutely essential that prior contact with the host institution in Austria has already been made (“supervisory consent”) when submitting the application.
The application must be accompanied by a list of the lectures the applicant has held so far.
The age limit is 35 years (applications are only possible for people born on or after Oct. 1st, 1972). There is no age limit for applications for renewals of the grant!
Recipients of grants from non-European developing countries will receive a travel costs subsidy of €730 together with their first grant instalment in Austria.
Recipients of grants are exempted from paying tuition fees.
For more information and application materials, contact: Richard Plaschka Scholarships - Austria Website